• Introduction

    In "Object/Experience" course, we will explore how the choices of form and material affect our interactions with the physical world. Perceptual approaches to design consider form as something that affords a sensory-motor experience. We combine such approaches with traditional product design methods such as sketching of the object's geometrical form. We use simple materials such as paper and foam to explore the potential of the three-dimensional forms. You will learn how to study and to design physical objects so that they trigger a sensory experience you wish to create.

    Key Topics:

    • Design Affordances
    • Sketching for Interaction Designers: Objects and their Use, Storytelling and Storyboards, Technical Drawing ( Section, Plan, Axonometric drawing, Perspective)
    • Modular Thinking, Patterns, Paper Modelling
    • Additive and Subtractive Form Making
    • Product Design Werkstatt Introduction, Z-Tech course ( laser-cutting etc.)
    • Concept and design of tangible interactive prototype ( Sketching, Photo Series, Text )

    • Florian Wille
    • Karmen Franinovic